Report Outlining Standards Developed in Partnership with School’s
California Afterschool Network
On September 17, 2014, California’s governor, Jerry Brown, signed
SB 1221 into law, which will improve the quality of after-school
and expanded learning programs and encourage more programs to
operate year-round. The law relies upon the development of
standards completed through a partnership between the California
Department of Education’s (CDE) After School Division and the
AfterSchool Network Quality Committee.
Michelle (Benjamin) Crisp (Credential ‘13, MA ‘14), just finished
her first year of teaching fourth grade at Main Ave. Elementary
in Sacramento, Calif. A milestone worth celebrating in itself.
But, to her great surprise, Crisp also received a Teacher of the
Year award from a local dentist’s office when one of her
students, Adrian Flores, nominated her.
Rod Davis (BA ‘71) has been named alumni regent on the University
of California Board of Regents. Mr. Davis and his wife Sue Davis
(Credential ‘73) have established the Sue Davis Award, an endowed
scholarship fund to support students studying to be elementary
school teachers in the UC Davis School of Education. The first
award will be made in fall 2015.
An article about using virtual reality to examine social
motivation and emotional perception in children with Autism
Spectrum Disorders appears in Psychology Progress. The article, co-authored by
Peter Mundy, a professor in the UC Davis School of Education and
School of Medicine, looked at 19 children with higher functioning
Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD) and 23 age, gender, and IQ
matched children with typical development (TD), who used a joy
stick to position themselves closer or further from virtual
avatars while attempting to identify six emotions expressed by
the avatars, happiness, fear, anger, disgust, sadness, and
surprise that were expressed at different levels of intensity.
Read more here.
A great way to learn more about the UC Davis Teacher
Credential/M.A. program is by attending a Credential Information
Session. Sessions are typically conducted twice per month, from
September to May.
Upcoming Info Sessions for Teaching Credential
Saturday, October 4, 10-12
Education Building Room 174
Tuesday, October 14, 5-7pm, School of Education
Building Room 174
Thursday, November 6, 5-7pm, School of Education
Building Room 174
Saturday, November 15, 10-12 noon, School of
Education Building Room 174
During the session we will discuss the following topics:
Credential & Masters Program Format
When the year starts; how soon you will earn your credential; how
you move on to the Masters portion of the program
Provide Information Regarding our Prerequisites
How to meet the requirements; how to have a class reviewed to see
if it is equivalent; how to have your G.P.A. evaluated, what to
do if prerequisites can’t be met by application deadline
Information Regarding Required Testing
California Basic Skills Requirement (commonly known as CBEST);
Subject Matter Verification (commonly known as CSET); how timing
of the tests impacts when you should apply
The Admission Process
When is the best time to apply; how to apply; what happens after
We encourage questions throughout the presentation and provide a
small group format for a Q & A session with faculty/staff at
the end of each session.
Attend a session!
To reserve your space or request more information about the a
session, please email email@example.com. Although an
RSVP is not required, the info session date, time, or location
can change. For this reason, please check back on the website the
morning of an information session to confirm. If you have
submitted an RSVP we will notify you of any changes.
Because the locations of the information session vary,
please be sure to double-check the location for the Information
Session you are attending.
In California, the demand for professionals in science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields will grow nearly
20 percent by 2018. Yet too few students are choosing STEM
fields. Nancy (’74, Cred ’75) and Tom Patten (’74, MS ’76)
believe that enthusiastic and well-prepared teachers are the key
to unlocking the state’s potential for innovation and prosperity.
To help train the next generation of STEM teachers, the
Pattens have pledged $100,000 to establish a new matching fund
for the School of Education: the Next Generation STEM Teaching
Award. The fund will support scholarships for School of
Education teaching credential students who have the interest,
passion, and aptitude to teach STEM-related subjects in K-12
By preparing UC Davis educators to inspire the next generation of
students to pursue STEM majors and careers, the School of
Education strengthens California’s and the nation’s ability to
tap the true potential of its future innovators.